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Provisional Village Police Chief Passes Civil Service Exam

Having received a passing score, Tom Cummings can now officially be installed as chief.

He needed a score of just 70 to pass, but Thomas Cummings recently learned he got a 94 on the Civil Service exam for police chief, meaning he will now be officially appointed Southampton Village's chief, after serving in that capacity for nearly a year on a provisional basis.

The Village Board appointed Cummings back on June 9 to replace former Chief , who left the village's employ to take the same job with the .

He received the grade about a week ago, Cummings said Tuesday following a Village Board meeting. He had passed the exam twice before, but those scores had expired, requiring him to take the test again.

Mayor Mark Epley, who is the police commissioner, said Tuesday that the Village Board will schedule a vote soon to promote Cummings from provisional police chief, to chief.

Cummings added that more news for the village police came down the pike Tuesday — the New York State Commission of Corrections certified that the ' adult holding cells and juvenile holding areas are 100 percent in compliance with regulations.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified which agency certified the police headquarters. It was was New York State Commission of Corrections, not the Suffolk County Department of Corrections.

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